Opel Vectra B

Since 1995 of release

Repair and car operation

Opel of Vektra
+ 1.1. Controls and control devices
+ 2. Maintenance service
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Heating, ventilation
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Systems of start, ignition
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Brake system
+ 9. A running gear
- 10. A body
   10.1. Introduction
   10.2. Care of a body
   10.3. Care of an upholstery and rugs
   10.4. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   10.5. Repair of strong damages of a body
   10.6. A forward bumper
   10.7. A back bumper
   10.8. A radiator lattice
   10.9. A cowl
   10.10. Cowl racks
   10.11. A cable of the lock of a cowl
   10.12. Doors
   + 10.13. A door upholstery
   10.14. The internal handle of a door
   10.15. The external handle of opening of a forward door
   10.16. The external handle of opening of a back door
   10.17. The lock of a forward door
   10.18. The lock of a back door
   10.19. Стеклоподъемник doors
   10.20. Door glass
   10.21. A luggage carrier cover
   10.22. The lock of a cover of a luggage carrier
   10.23. The cylinder of the lock of a cover of a luggage carrier
   + 10.24. A back door
   10.25. Racks of a back door
   10.26. The lock of a back door
   10.27. The cylinder of the lock of a back door
   + 10.28. System of the central blocking
   + 10.29. Electric window raiser
   + 10.30. External rear-view mirrors
   10.31. A forward seat
   10.32. A pillow of a back seat
   10.33. A back of a back seat
   10.34. A seat belt of a forward seat
   10.35. The lock of a forward seat belt and the tension mechanism
   10.36. A seat belt of a back seat and a drum
   10.37. The central console
   10.38. The panel of devices
+ 11. An electric equipment
+ 12. The basic malfunctions

10.2. Care of a body

Check of a condition of a body should be made regularly. Otherwise corrosion of separate sites of a body can lead to its strong damage and further expensive repair. Also it is important to pay attention to parts of the car inaccessible to an external sight, for example, to the bottom, arches of wheels and the bottom part of a motor compartment, and also to the body parts, hidden under an upholstery. A basic element at care of a body is its sink. Before a car sink soak insects and remove from a body surface. Plentifully use water. Use a soft sponge or a soft brush. It is impossible to wash a varnish covering with a stream with a strong pressure. Pour over the car from a hose and a dirt смойте from top to down. Often rinse a sponge. Wipe the car pure rags. Apply only good degreasing washing substances. For the purpose of protection in water for a sink add washing preservatives. It is forbidden to wash and dry the car on the sun, otherwise on a varnish surface there are stains. Salt which strew roads, has harmful influence on a car body.

The prevention

After a sink of the car because of humidity efficiency of action of brakes decreases. It is recommended to dry brake disks short-term pressing a brake pedal in a start of motion.


Purely washed up and dried up varnish covering is necessary for processing every 3 month preserving means to protect a surface of the car from atmospheric influences by creation беспористого a water-repellent wax layer.

The flowed out fuel, oil or greasing, and also brake liquid at once to remove, colour of a varnish covering differently will change.

Surface processing is necessary for repeating, if water does not gather in drops, and spreads on a surface. Regular processing by preserving means promotes long preservation of shine of a varnish covering.

There is also other possibility of protection of varnish coverings – by means of washing preservatives. However washing preservatives provide reliable protection of varnish coverings only in the event that are used at each sink of the car and is not more rare, than in 2–3 weeks.

After use washing (пенообразующих) means additional processing of a surface by preservatives especially is recommended.

The prevention

Preservation cannot be made on the open sun.


Polishing of a varnish surface is necessary only in the event that it has faded owing to insufficient leaving, influence of the dust, harmful gases, weather conditions, and preserving means cannot restore its shine.

It is not necessary to apply rough polishing pastes and chemically active polishing means, despite preliminary good results.

Before polishing the car is necessary for washing up and carefully to dry up. Further to adhere to the instruction on use of polishing means.

Polishing to make small sites in order to avoid premature drying of polish. After surface processing by some polishing means it is necessary to make additional preservation. It is forbidden to polish on the open sun. Matte varnish surfaces cannot be processed preserving and polishing means.

Removal of stains of pitch

Pitch quickly диффундирует in varnish coverings and to remove it completely already it is impossible. Fresh stains of pitch can be removed moistened in промывочном gasoline a soft rag. In case of emergency it is possible to use usual gasoline, kerosene or turpentine.

Removal of insects

Insects contain substances which can damage a varnish film if them quickly not to remove. Insects can be washed off only weak slightly warm soap or washing solution or by means of special means for removal of insects.

Removal of building solutions

Splashes of building materials are washed off by slightly warm solution of neutral washing-up liquids. Strongly not to rub, differently it is possible to scratch a varnish covering. Then carefully to rinse with pure water.

Care of details from artificial materials

Plastic details, sitting from an imitation leather, a headlight, and also the details painted in matte black colour, it is possible to wash with water with addition of special washing-up liquids. It is not recommended to wet. Plastic details can be processed if necessary special cleaners. Not to use at all nitrosolvent or gasoline.

Sink of glasses

Glasses to wipe a pure soft rag with internal and lateral aspect. At strong pollution it is possible to use spirit or liquid ammonia and warm water, and also special means for clearing of glasses. At a sink of a windscreen screen wipers to lift upwards.

The prevention

At use силиконосодержащих means for clearing of varnish coverings it is impossible to wipe them glasses. At dispersion силиконосодержащих glass aerosols it is necessary to close a cardboard or other materials.

Care of rubber consolidations

Condensing or sliding surfaces periodically to strew talc or to spray silicone аэрозолью. It will keep their elasticity and will exclude a scratch at closing of doors. To eliminate unpleasant sounds it is possible, having wiped adjoining surfaces liquid soap.

Disks of wheels

Disks of wheels from easy metals demand leaving, especially in a cold season. For this purpose it is possible to use special means for clearing of disks. Not to apply active, кислотосодержащие, сильнощелочные and rough cleaners or water with temperature from above + 60 With.

Seat belts

It is necessary to wash seat belts with not strong alkaline solution, without removing them. Not to subject to their dry cleaning which can cause destruction of fibres. Belts with automatic winding to braid in the dried up condition, if necessary to use a special aerosol for the best sliding. It is not recommended to dry belts at temperature from above 80 With and on the open sun.